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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (231 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jay Mohr Narrator: Jay Mohr Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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YOU’LL NEVER SLEEP IN THIS TOWN AGAINFrom Saturday Night Live to stand-up, from a blockbuster film career to the star of CBS’s hit television show Gary Unmarried, Jay Mohr is one of the funniest people in comedy today. Now, in this down and dirty tale of modern fatherhood, Mohr shares his stories as a first-time parent. No Wonder My Parents Drank reveals the details behind Mohr’s humiliating test-tube conception attempts and then recounts the trauma of not only having to keep this child alive, but having to spend time alone with him! He waxes poetic about dirty diapers; spins theories on spanking; and mulls over the more hidden advantages of parenthood, like carpool lane access, carte blanche to use the ladies restroom, and an alibi for missing family dinners. Mohr describes, in painfully funny detail, the bizarre situations that all parents inevitably face but can never prepare for (such as when his kid discovered his dog’s rear end) as well as moments of pure joy like taking his son to his first baseball game. Mohr reports on the hilarious wisdom that his son, Jackson, has taught him—like why it’s fun to play "Kissy Boy" with the other boys at recess, how important sunscreen is for avoiding a "sunborn," and how awesome it is to get a "rainbow belt" in karate.

Riotously acerbic and refreshingly honest, No Wonder My Parents Drank casts the very funny Jay Mohr with an even funnier mini-me sidekick as a supporting character in a little comedic love story that every person who either is a parent or has a parent will find delightful. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “In his unsubtle way, [Mohr] has sincere and perceptive things to say about the rewards of fatherhood...No Wonder My Parents Drank is masterly.”

    Washington Post

  • “A very funny book...I couldn’t stop reading.”

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer

  • No Wonder My Parents Drank demonstrates definitively that...raising kids is the most challenging and the most funny.”  

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

  • “Mohr makes it abundantly clear that, despite some mistakes, he has enjoyed every minute of being a parent to his son, Jackson, and he mines it here for comedy gold.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa Mccurdy | 2/10/2014

    " There were definitely points of hilarity that made it worth reading. I think as a one-kid (possibly sheltered?) dad he has not yet understood the idea that although WE think every silly little thing our kids do or say is the most incredible/adorable thing EVER; . . . . not every one else does. His insights are fun to read and I did laugh enough times to make it worth it, but was the book just a parental opportunity to brag on a global scale? Hmmmmmm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karen | 2/7/2014

    " WOW!!!! More than I expected. I loved his honest and open writing. I could relate to him as a parent and laughed out loud and some of the situations he put himself in. Every parent should read this to see that they are NOT alone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/6/2014

    " Oh My God. I cannot recommend this book enough! It is touching, yet so abso-freak-alutly hysterical that you cannot put it down. Mohr's humor clearly has been passed down to his son, who uses it wisely and in the best situations to make a funny moment. please read this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Molly Ferguson | 2/4/2014

    " The funny moments were really funny! This book really needed a better editor though, and that drove me nuts. He kept switching from his stand-up voice to his memoir voice and getting all wistful and sappy. The stories about his son were all jumbled chronologically. However, the parenting insights in the first half were terrific. "

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